Annual Girls Hockey Tournament Breaks the Ice

By KBJR News 1

January 18, 2013 Updated Jan 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Young girls from all over the Midwest and Canada are here in Duluth for the annual St. Luke's Icebreaker Invitational Hockey tournament.

This is one of the largest hockey tournaments in the country with176 games at ten different arenas in the northland.

This year is also the biggest the tournament has ever been with 96 teams.

With so many teams in the twin ports you can bet it has an impact on the local economy.

"There are 100 teams which is approximately 1,400 hockey players bringing all their friends and family along. They are all staying in our hotels, eating at our restaurants. It's a big economic boost for the city this weekend," said Amy Schintz.

Last year they had 88 teams attend the invitational.

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